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TheSky HD

By Software Bisque

This app is only available on the App Store for iOS devices.


Born in the dawn of the personal computer, TheSky Astronomy Software has long been the astronomer’s companion. A powerful, reliable, and comfortable friend. Now you can enjoy your old pal on your iPad or iPad Mini. Discover new worlds, explore new possibilities, and relive the fascination of the heavens above.

For over thirty years Software Bisque's "TheSky" has set the standard in desktop astronomy software. Now available for your iPad, you can take TheSky with you wherever you go.


* Simulate the sky for any date from year 1900 through 2200 A.D.
* Identify planets, stars, and thousands of other interesting objects.
* Label stars, planets, deep space objects.
* Find and identify the 88 constellations.
* View and find satellites, comets, and asteroids.
* View and predict Iridium Flares for your location.
* Accelerate time to simulate planetary motion.
* View Hertzprung-Russel (HR) diagrams for stars.
* Full red screen mode support to protect your night vision.
* Uses device orientation to help you identify celestial objects.
* Show you the Milky Way galaxy.
* List the most interesting objects that are visible tonight.
* Show you fascinating photographs of astronomical objects.

What's New in Version 1.52

Planner entries are not alphabetized
Sending a target to the planner, now automatically selects it in the planner.
To prevent lockups, telescope mounts are disconnected automatically when the app goes into the background. On resume, if it has been a short time, the app will prompt the user to reconnect to the telescope mount.
Catalog ID keypad option moved to the top of search list so that it is always visible.
Search prefix is displayed on all .SDBX database files added from the desktop TheSkyX Professional so you can see how to search these catalogs.

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Customer Reviews


I have used SB PC based products for years and enjoyed then for planetarium, Telescope control, deep sky imaging. The mobile version is a disappointment. Very cluttered and scattered GUI. No ability to have RA/dec labels on the map. No telrad. Unhelpful help manual. Must join and become a member of the blog to search for information.
I switched to SkySafari Pro and I am much more satisfied with that product

TheSky HD
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  • $29.99
  • Category: Lifestyle
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  • Version: 1.52
  • Size: 584 MB
  • Language: English
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Compatibility: Requires iOS 8.0 or later. Compatible with iPad.

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